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Office Manager, Law Firm

  • Admin & Operations
  • Full-time
  • San Mateo, CA

Palo Alto Staffing provides exceptional supporting talent to the world's most innovative entrepreneurs from founder, through to investor and philanthropist. Connecting the best people to the best companies since 1979.

A highly reputable family law firm, in Silicon Valley, is looking to procure an experienced Office Manager to oversee their Northern California corporate office operations. This practice is home to a number of extremely accomplished associates, all of whom manage complex cases across the dense social landscape of the Bay Area. The Office Manager will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the firm, ensuring seamless management of all non-legal staff and effective cross departmental communication. Stepping into this position will require strong leadership skills, a developed business acumen, and the desire to support those making a direct impact on families up and down the Peninsula.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead recruiting efforts for all roles and oversee the new hire onboarding process from start to finish

  • Manage day-to-day operations, performance evaluations, salary reviews, and disciplinary action for all non-legal personnel

  • Orchestrate secretary schedules to ensure appropriate coverage is always maintained

  • Plan and organize monthly all-hands meetings in alignment with crucial attendee’s schedules

  • Conduct event and venue coordination for companywide events, including but not limited to, the annual firm retreat, office holiday party, monthly socials, and staff appreciation week

  • Collaborate with HR to understand the full scope of company benefits and conduct annual Open Enrollment meetings

  • Source vendors and negotiate contracts for all office needs; courier services, shredding, catering, supplies, cleaning, etc.

  • Organize training and implement procedures for Life Safety planning, emergency preparedness, and disaster/contingency operations

  • Track expenses and capital budgets on a from a monthly, quarterly, and annual perspective

  • Develop strong financial acumen to accurately forecast capital expenditures and cash flow


  • 5+ years in an administrative or managerial role

  • Experience managing a team of direct reports

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Developed financial and operational skill set

  • Multifaceted and willing to take on many projects at once

  • Understanding of HR procedures and vendor management